Here's another animal item that I sewed. There seems to have been a big pattern this year-ANIMALS! Animal everything are very popular in the stores these days for kids and they are right on target. My daughter had some great smiles in this photo shoot since she loved this purse so much.
This is the Bishy Barnababes Animal Puppet Purse. It's a PDF pattern and I had a joy of testing it. The owner of Bishy Barnababes is so nice and she lives in England! It was my first international designer that I worked with and was a lot of fun.
I hand sewed the entire purse which was very relaxing while watching tv. I used felt from Jo-Ann's that I had on hand and used some gorgeous vintage buttons for the eyes, embroidery floss for whiskers and all the sewing, and just some webbing I already had for the strap.
I made this cat first (size L), then a larger fox (XL) per my daughter's request. This is more of a coin purse for money, not for all their treasures.
It was a fox kind of year....
Long strap works well for cross body wearing.
The best part is the purse is a puppet!!!! What little girl would not love that?